The remnants of Hurricane Ida made their way to the Tri-state area and brought heavy rains that have left NYC and New Jersey seeing a massive amount of flooding.
On Wednesday night NY’s national weather service alert system went on to issue NYC’s first every flash flood warning in history due to the heavy rain.
To be clear… this particular warning for NYC is the second time we've ever issued a Flash Flood Emergency (It's the first one for NYC). The first time we've issued a Flash Flood Emergency was for Northeast New Jersey a an hour ago. https://t.co/7k55jeXbpb
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) September 2, 2021
Things got so bad that even the subway system in NYC had to shut down.
⚠️🇺🇸#URGENT: NYC Subway Service suspended on all lines#NYC
All trains have halted service to all stations effective immediately. Major flooding occurring on all major lines has prompted the suspension of service.
Multiple stations are currently being evacuated. pic.twitter.com/FnFuceQfFg
— Intel Point ALERT (@IntelPointAlert) September 2, 2021
We are now seeing images of flooding NYC subways and they are straight out of a horror movie.
Subway holding up just as expected and we definitely don’t need an infrastructure bill passed pic.twitter.com/C6VJtGUju5
— Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@WUTangKids) September 2, 2021
— X News Alerts (@XNewsAlerts) September 2, 2021
This looks more like a subway car wash than a subway station. This flooding has to be doing an incredible amount of damage to the NYC subway system. pic.twitter.com/bgtMbjiHvM
— Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) September 2, 2021
— Aleksander Milch (@AleksanderMilch) September 2, 2021
Water gushed into a Manhattan subway station as commuters waited for a train as rain from Ida pounded the tri-state.
Video shows water pouring into the 28th Street station. NYC’s infrastructure has been criticized in recent months as subway stations flooded.
— PIX11 News (@PIX11News) September 2, 2021